Author: Ruihan Huang

Program of Study: Master of Public Policy (MPP), Harris School of Public Policy (HAR)


Description: In this podcast, I would examine the attitudes of Chicago people, including black people and white people, toward Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her proposal of investing money into West and South parts in Chicago to boost the economic development through interviews. Based on these interviews with Chicago people, I also point out some challenges and obstacles faced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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[1] Edward Mcclelland (2019). The Outsider.  CHICAGO Magazine.

[2] Mark Guarino (2019). Lori Lightfoot promises ‘reform is here’ as she becomes Chicago’s 56th mayor.  The Washington Post.

[3] CHICAGO SUN*TIMES (2019). Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the change Chicago needs. CHICAGO SUN*TIMES.

[4] Geogory Pratt & John Byrne (2019). Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the change Chicago needs.  Chicago Tribune.